Black Belt Industrial Sector

The most complete Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course includes two full days on Lean Six Sigma methods and tools which are specific to the manufacturing industry. The ideal course for those looking to become broad continuous improvement professionals whose expertise is highly valued across industries.

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    All-round Lean Six Sigma experts

    “Variation is evil”. A quote the former CEO of GE, Jack Welch is famous for. Yet many manufacturing processes are still plagued by it. Marred by variation in output, variation in the quality of raw materials and having to deal with variation in customer demand. Clearly Jack Welch was absolutely right, ultimately variation costs money. Reducing variation is a common objective but not an easy feat. A rigorous research plan, data and advanced analytics can help you find the  root causes of variation and eliminate them. Lean Six Sigma provides the indispensable structure to realise this critical process improvement.  

    Any Continuous Improvement professional will hugely benefit from Lean Six Sigma knowledge and expertise provided through our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Industrial Sector course.

    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course

    With this course, you will learn to achieve statistically substantiated improvements. The course also delves deeper into designing processes from scratch using Lean Six Sigma methods and tools.

    The 10-day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Industrial Sector course is the most comprehensive Black Belt training in our offer. The course consists out of 2 days of Lean theory, 6 days of Six Sigma DMAIC project structure and 2 additional days covering Design of Experiments (DoE) and Measurement System Analysis (MSA).

    After the course, you will be able to conduct high complexity Black Belt projects such as those which require a DoE approach.

    Includes our Online Yellow Belt course.
    The ideal preparation in 4 hours!

    Black Belt Industrial Sector

    The Lean Six Sigma Course for all-round Black Belts.

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    Practical information

    We provide this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course every 2 months through open enrolment in collaboration with the University of Bedfordshire.

    Below, you will find more detailed information on the schedule, curriculum, the main topics, pricing and dates. Request our prospectus if you would like to know more about issues such as the expected time involved (incl. preparation and homework), the detailed programme, the target audience and the objectives of the course.


    • 10 days classroom theory + practical assignment

    • Theoretical part will be concluded with an exam

    • Practical assignment involves a project enabling delegate to demonstrate practical experience. During the assignment, individual coaching will be provided by the Master Black Belt

    • Classroom hours are between 9:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. (Mondays start at 10:00 a.m.)

    • Theory can be followed seperately from practical assignment

    After this course you will be able to:

    • to manage a Lean Six Sigma improvement project or initiative

    • to manage an improvement team

    • to apply the Lean Six Sigma method and tools

    • to successfully implement a defined solution within an organisation in the service industry and industrial sector

    After passing the theoretical exam you will be awarded the internationally recognised Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate which evidences theoretical knowledge of Lean Six Sigma.

    After completion of your practical assignment you will awarded a certificate evidencing both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in Lean Six Sigma on a Black Belt level.

    Part 1 - Lean Thinking

    Two course days covering Lean Methods and Tools:

    Important learning method is a business case simulation.  

    Part 2 - Six Sigma

    The next 6 days in class will cover the Six Sigma project structure and associated methods/tools. Important subject matter covered:

    • Background of Six Sigma
    • Define phase: Selecting a project
    • Basic statistics
    • Measure phase: Determine critical impact factors
    • Analyse phase: Root causes and analysing data
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Improvement phase: Generate solutions and piloting
    • Control phase: Control plan and project closure

    Part 3 - DoE and MSA

    The last 2 days in class focus on more advanced statistical tools specific to a manufacturing industry working environment: 

    • Design of Experiments
    • Measurement System Analyses

    Part 4 - Practical Assignment

    After the theoretical exam and certification you are provided the opportunity to implement your knowledge and bring an improvement project to a successful conclusion during a ‘Practical Assignment’. Coached by your Master Black Belt you can achieve certification which evidences both theoretical and practical expertise in Lean Six Sigma on a Black Belt level.

    The Practical Assignment will need to commence within 2 years after passing the theoretical exam and can be booked separately.

    More detailed information can be found in the prospectus.

    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 10 day classroom theory course £2275

    Pricing includes:

    • Classroom tutoring by an experienced Master Black Belt

    • Course materials (reference book, slide pack)

    • Online Yellow Belt as preparation (completing the course/exam is nog mandatory)

    • lunch on classroom days

    • Minitab software trial subscription with full capabilities

    • Exam (and 2 resits if required)

    • Certification (evidencing Lean Six Sigma theoretical knowledge on a Black Belt level)

    Practical Assignment £795 (+ VAT)

    Pricing includes:

    • 8 to 10 hours of individual coaching by your Master Black Belt

    • Formats / tools overview

    • Project Assessment

    • Certification (evidencing Lean Six Sigma theoretical knowledge and practical experience on a Black Belt level)

    Pricing does not include:

    • Travel and Subsistence


    Obtain an additional  Lean Practitioner or Lean Leader certificate. Prices start at £250 (+VAT). Contact us for more information.

    Scheduled courses

    Dates per course:

    April / May

    30 April 2018|1 May 2018|2 May 2018|3 May 2018|4 May 2018|14 May 2018|15 May 2018|16 May 2018|17 May 2018|18 May 2018


    11 June 2018|12 June 2018|13 June 2018|14 June 2018|15 June 2018|25 June 2018|26 June 2018|27 June 2018|28 June 2018|29 June 2018


    6 August 2018|7 August 2018|8 August 2018|9 August 2018|10 August 2018|13 August 2018|14 August 2018|15 August 2018|16 August 2018|17 August 2018

    Summer Course 2018

    Certification in 2 weeks


    10 September 2018|11 September 2018|12 September 2018|13 September 2018|14 September 2018|24 September 2018|25 September 2018|26 September 2018|27 September 2018|28 September 2018

    October / November

    29 October 2018|30 October 2018|31 October 2018|1 November 2018|2 November 2018|12 November 2018|13 November 2018|14 November 2018|15 November 2018|16 November 2018


    3 December 2018|4 December 2018|5 December 2018|6 December 2018|7 December 2018|10 December 2018|11 December 2018|12 December 2018|13 December 2018|14 December 2018

    Winter course 2018

    Certification in 2 weeks

    Course venues


    Competencies for key personnel and their organizations in relation to Six Sigma and Lean implementation

    Our courses follow this standard and adhere to the competencies described therein.

    With its origins dating back to the 80’s, Lean Six Sigma is truly a well proven and globally recognised methodology in process improvement.

    Nevertheless, there was often some ambiguity surrounding the qualifications in Six Sigma, Lean and Lean Six Sigma.

    For example, if an organisation advertised for a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, how could they be sure of the level of ability of a “Black Belt”? If a supplier said it is deploying Six Sigma or perhaps Lean, how could a customer be sure of their real abilities?

    It is exactly for this reason ‘The International Organization for Standardization’ (ISO) defined a universal standard for Lean Six Sigma in ISO 18404.

    This International Standard for Lean Six Sigma sets out to clarify the required competencies for personnel and organisations in Six Sigma, Lean and “Lean & Six Sigma”.

    The company looking for a Black Belt can now be sure what competencies to expect from a Lean Six Sigma professional who was trained by The Lean Six Sigma Company on the basis of ISO18404.

    It creates clarity what is required in an organisation which ‘Lean Six Sigma’ approaches and what third parties may come to expect.

    The Lean Six Sigma Company courses are based on the ISO18404 standard which defines the competencies for the following Lean Six Sigma professionals:

    • Lean Practitioner

    • Lean Leader

    • Lean Expert

    • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

    • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

    • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Our certification criteria are directly derived from the ISO standard. Participants who completed the course, fullfill internationally recognised and objective requirements (ISO18404), which may be expected from Lean Six Sigma professionals.

    Mischa van Aalten   /   CEO of The Lean Six Sigma Company Group

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    Lean Six Sigma in your company

    Although Lean Six Sigma is best known as a project-based improvement structure, it is much broader than that. Lean Six Sigma is an established philosophy, an organisational and improvement structure as well as a set of tools. Using this perspective Lean Six Sigma addresses organisational issues with respect to competitiveness, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction. 

    Depending on your ambition, Lean Six Sigma can be implemented in phases. Every organisation is unique, without a common blueprint that universally applies. Together with you, The Lean Six Sigma Company will develop a plan of action tailored to your organisation.

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